The City of Vernon provides centralized procurement services for the acquisition of goods and services using a competitive process that ensures all suppliers are given fair and equal opportunity to do business with the City and encourages various hired equipment and service providers to complete pre-qualification registration.
The Procurement Services department utilizes a secure digital platform called Bonfire to streamline the purchasing and procurement process of these opportunities and posts notice of current bid opportunities on our website under All Open Bid Opportunities and also utilize BC Bid and CivicInfoBC sites to post opportunity notices for procurements over $75k. The City also participates in cooperative purchasing with other municipalities and uses Canoe Sourcewell buying groups and Corporate Supply Arrangements (CSA) established by the Province of B.C. You can subscribe for email notifications of Open Bid Opportunities at www.vernon.ca/subscribe.
Should a potential bidder download a bid opportunity notice or bid documents from any platform, it is the bidder's responsibility to check for scheduled or non-scheduled addendums which will be posted on the procurement portal to ensure they have reviewed all information prior to submitting a bid.
The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all quotes at any time, or to accept the quote it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any quote will not necessarily be accepted.
Award results reflect the bid price including all taxes at the time of award. Annual contract results reflect the original bid price including all taxes for the mandatory contract term, any subsequent contract extensions or scope changes are not accounted for.
We are committed to conducting our business using strong ethical business practice, pursuing a high standard of equity, honesty and open communication and to ensuring all vendors and contractors are given fair and equal access to do business with the City of Vernon. The City's Procurement Policy complies with all the requirements of regional, national, and international trade agreements along with all applicable legislation.
Standard Terms & Conditions
The City standard terms and conditions documents have been posted for convenience however, on occasion the City may make changes to the posted standard terms & conditions or issue supplemental special conditions. It is the vendor's / contractor’s responsibility to ensure they review the bid and or contract documents to ensure they have the most recent terms & conditions.